Welcome by Provincial Grand Master Bro. William A. Perry

Welcome to the Provincial Grand Lodge of Lanarkshire Middle Ward.

My congratulations to all Masters, Wardens and Office Bearers who have been Installed over the past few months, I look forward to working with you all over the coming year.

As Provincial Grand Master, I have been privileged to have represented the Province at a variety of events, such as the Civic Reception, presenting Jubilee and Diamond Certificates, visits to other Provinces, Installations as well my unofficial visits our Lodges.

During these visits to the Lodges, I have been extremely impressed by the dignity and standard of the ceremonial work, which is a great credit to the dedication of the Past Masters who give guidance and encouragement to our Office Bearers and younger Brethren.

The Lodge Book Inspections have successfully been completed and the Annual Visits to our Lodges will be over by the end of this month.

In respect of charity, this year we are supporting the Holiday Accommodation Fund of Provincial Grand Lodge and we encourage all Lodges to consider this important aspect of our Province when charity is being considered.

A fund raising dinner to support this fund will be held on the 31st March 2017, at Lodge Woodhall St. John’s No. 305, Bellshill and I am pleased to announce that all tickets have been sold. The speakers on this occasion will be Bro. James Rae PM of Lodge Carron No. 139, who will give a talk on the Rosicrucians and Bro. David Vennard IPM of Glasgow Kilwinning Lodge No. 4, who will speak on the life of Bro. Robert Service.

Continue to enjoy Freemasonry and your Lodge.

Bill Perry
Provincial Grand Master
5th March 2017